About the show

Honest talk from a 1971-born Scotsman who got sober in 2005 and quit opioids in 2017. No holds barred - philosophy, spirituality, addiction, recovery, mental health, pressures of life, gratitude — these are all parts of my life that I talk about at length.

Quoth the Camser on social media

Episodes

  • Episode 132: What Step 3 of AA Means to Me

    17 November 2021  |  12 mins 20 secs

    Step 3 reads "Made a decision to hand our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him." Here's how I think about that.

  • Episode 131: Self Sabotage

    25 May 2021  |  13 mins 22 secs

    Everytime I start to get momentum, I seem to sabotage it. Why is that?

  • Episode 130: Resistance is Futile

    11 April 2021  |  30 mins 1 sec

    I'm reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield and it has me pondering my own resistance.

  • Episode 129: Grocery Shopping and Despair

    22 March 2021  |  18 mins 29 secs
  • Episode 128: Meditation works!

    8 March 2021  |  13 mins 25 secs

    I think I always knew that meditation works, but I just wasn't doing it. Somehow that changed this week without my really intending it to. It found me.

  • Episode 127: 7-Day Wakeup Challenge

    27 February 2021  |  14 mins 14 secs

    I'm getting up at 7am for seven days and walking the dogs with no AirPods, just me in nature.

  • Episode 126: My Coach Pushed Me into the Fear

    16 February 2021  |  13 mins 13 secs

    I was facing analysis paralysis and my business coach pushed me through it.

  • Episode 125: Failing

    6 February 2021  |  11 mins 44 secs

    I'm wading through failure this week and trying to come to terms with that and figure out how to move forward.

  • Episode 124: Acceptance in Recovery

    29 January 2021  |  9 mins 10 secs

    I'm having a difficult week with the homeschooling and trying to balance that with my own 'urgent' to-do list. But am I taking my eye of the prize of being a good father?

  • Episode 123: Zoom AA Meetings are Weird!

    21 January 2021  |  8 mins 50 secs

    I attend AA meetings on Zoom and I'm so grateful to have them, but there are a few things that make them so so different from IRL meetings. Obvs.

  • Episode 122: Acceptance of Homeschooling

    15 January 2021  |  9 mins 21 secs

    My guiding principles are to be a good husband and father. That means I have to accept homeschooling as something that I get to do, and not something that I have to do.

  • Episode 121: Happy New Year!

    3 January 2021  |  15 mins 20 secs

    Walking on the beach on a beautiful morning and contemplating what I hope is going to be a transformational year for the Camser!